• FreeBSD
Dual Monitors in FreeBSD.

To those (few) of you out there that actually use FreeBSD as a workstation (myself included) , you may have had the opportunity to utilize dual monitors.

As a Systems Administrator who is usually working on 3-4 things simultaneously , it is crucial to be able to function with enough screen space.

One of the headaches I’ve encountered is trying to get my Dual monitors working with my Ati/Radeon video card in FreeBSD. I’ve written a little tutorial to help those who may need help or are thinking of implementing a second monitor.

I found out my video driver and pci configuration by executing the following commands :

I entered the following as my xorg.conf (ATI / RADEON video driver):

Starting KDE / Xorg initially displays two identical monitors. You need to use the “xrandr” utility to utilize the dual monitor configuration. The following script, when run after starting KDE will do this for you :